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Brede Hangeland insists saving relegation will be their priority

Modified 16 Aug 2013, 19:17 IST
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Brede Hangeland

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland insisted that the club’s main priority will be to avoid relegation this season.

He said: “My concern every year is to get to 40 points and I am hoping that will be as early in the season as possible.

“It might sound like a lack of ambition but I am very happy to stay in the Premier League because I know how tough it is.

“We have a lot to thank Mohamed Fayed for, but the new owner seems like a really good guy and has been successful in what he has done in the past.”

Pakistan-born American billionaire Shahid Khan recently bought Fulham from Mohamed Al-Fayed. He had made extra transfer funds available to the club.

Manager Martin Jol had already been active in the transfer market prior to Khan’s takeover, signing Maarten Stekelenberg, Sascha Riether, Derek Boateng and Fernando Amorebieta.

Since the American’s purchase of the club, Jol has brought in Adel Taarabt on loan from QPR.

Published 16 Aug 2013, 19:17 IST
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